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Is This What A Male Feminist’s Brain Looks Like?

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This could still turn out to be some kind of hoax, but it appears that prominent male feminist Hugo Schwyzer went off his meds after his recent public shaming and desperate cry for attention “suicide attempt,” and then had a massive confessional Twitter meltdown.

(See below for the complete PDF.)

For years, Schwyzer has successfully marketed himself as a male feminist, expert on masculinity, and — lately — a scholar of porn. He’s taught college students history and gender studies at Pasadena City College since 1993. According to his own official bio, Schwyzer:

. . . has served as a facilitator, workshop leader, and speaker on issues revolving around sexuality, masculinity, and transforming self-image. He has presented workshops on body image, sexual harassment, overcoming perfectionism, and the “myth of male weakness” at institutions as diverse as Fuller Theological Seminary and Brown University. He is also a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio programs and has appeared on CNN, the BBC, CTV, Current TV, the Young Turks and the Ricki Lake Show as an expert on body image, sexuality and gender justice. Hugo provided expert commentary for the National Geographic’s Taboo program during the 2012-13 season. He has been profiled in New York MagazineThe Atlantic, and Bitch.

A former weekly columnist at the Good Men Project and Jezebel, Hugo is now a regular contributor to Daily Life (Australia) and The Atlantic. Among other sites, his articles have appeared in the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Relevant, the Huffington PostThe Times of Israel, Alternet, Role/Reboot, Mamamia, XoJane, Modern Mom, Jewrotica, and The Frisky.

His essays are featured in the anthologies Men Speak Out and Best Sex Writing 2012.

While many feminists eventually took issue with Schwyzer and he became a figure of some controversy within the feminist community, he was clearly accepted by mainstream progressives as a figure of note, and a legitimate authority on the subject of men, masculinity and feminism. (He was, after all, a college professor. He must know what he’s talking about!)

Having attended a division of the New School for Social Research in my youth and met several students of a similar intellectual and political bent — who often went on to become program directors, teachers, social workers, activists, and authors — I’m not surprised. My experience has been that social justice cheerleaders, especially in the area of gender studies, have often been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When they are manic, they can be extremely articulate thinkers and writers, but they also have some extreme emotional problems that undeniably influence their behavior and point of view. And because they waffle back and forth a lot emotionally, they also tend to be massive hypocrites who go from self-righteous progressive moralizing to hoovering lines of blow and giggling about “how stupid niggers are.”

If these tweets were really from Hugo, he’s admitted that he did it all for the nookie — and some desperately needed attention. He’s admitted that he “talked his way into teaching women’s studies” on the basis of two undergrad courses (his expertise is apparently in British medieval church history) and then “built a career as a well-known online male feminist.” He said he “read one book of Kimmel’s and made [himself] an expert on men and masculinity.” He’s said that he “kept mocking socially awkward men as creeps as a way of making [himself] look better.” He admitted to using his status as a male feminist sexually, even to have sex with a porn star. He “wrote an article in the Atlantic condemning age-disparate relationships the same week that [he] was sleeping with a 23 year-old. And sexting a 27 year-old.” He said that he “I loved being the most notorious bad boy male feminist out there,” and that he “cultivated that shit so hard.”

Men, this is what a male feminist’s brain looks like. As naked as Hugo’s dick pics that no one wants to see.

One wonders how much strange Jackson Katz is pulling in on the sly from his racket.

Next time some male feminist is passionately lecturing you on why you should “check your privilege,” take a moment to reflect on Hugo’s story.

Thanks, Hugo Schwyzer, for giving us a case study and a window into the mind of a male feminist.

And thanks for the line that’s sure to become an instant Twitter classic:

“I’ll be done soon, hang on. A few more minutes then I’ll take the Seroquil.” 

h/t Theden

Download a complete PDF of Hugo Schwyzer‘s August 9, 2013 Twitter meltdown here

And, in case you’re tempted to feel sorry for him, he’s made his career trashing other men with hits like:

If anyone is deserving of your scorn, shame, and derision — it’s this scumbag.

 

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9 Comments

  1. It is I only
    Posted August 14, 2013 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Unfortunately his suicide attempt failed!
    Maybe he should try again & succeed

  2. Lucius
    Posted August 13, 2013 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Isn’t this more aptly what a Jewish man’s brain looks like? He is Jewish after all.

  3. Petronius
    Posted August 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    So: if you manage to acquire an Alpha male status by promoting male-betaizing values you still can get laid like a porn star. Wow.

    I wonder how many are in the ideology producing and promoting business not by sincere conviction just because it enhances their social status; I guess that is how the system works. Bash White males and you get your candy bar.

    If he had at least the guts to say that feminism itself is fraud, but all that he is saying now even in his breakdown is that he, chief of sinners that he is, can’t live up to the standards of his religion, now begging forgiveness from the Great Goddess… even in his confession, there is not a single redeeming feature about this guy.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted August 12, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

      One of his crimes to which he confesses is “using whiteness” to advance himself, when of course the truth is that he owes his media access and celebrity to his Jewishness, the “universal backstage pass.” Some truths, however, will never be blurted out, and some pretenses will never be dropped, even in the midst of a manic confessional meltdown. Fear not, we will still have Hugo Schwyzer to kick around. I predict he will reinvent himself soon enough, perhaps as a neoconservative.

      Time to put David Sirota on the Jewish malignant narcissist meltdown watch list.

      • Petronius
        Posted August 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

        I wasn’t aware he was Jewish… that surely adds another twist to the shtick. Wikipedia says he got circumcised at the age of 37, but this article doesn’t mention any religious motives.

        http://nymag.com/health/features/60133/

        Rather it comes across as some act of self-castration in order to, I don’t know, demonstrate his commitment to his wife or something… you can’t make this up.

  4. Posted August 12, 2013 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    I facebooked over the weekend about something from April I just found out about: a married couple of “life coaches” in their 40s with a radio show telling people how to live, decided to just kill themselves. Now this. Is this a trend? Hope so; Liberals taking the “rational” conclusion of Liberalism: just die now.

    http://www.current.org/2013/06/wbai-co-hosts-partners-in-life-coaching-venture-die-in-apparent-suicide/

  5. WG
    Posted August 12, 2013 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    If, indeed, it’s true that he did do it all for the nookie, then he must be one of the most diabolically successful alpha males out there.

    While Roosh and Roissy/Chateau were merely writing how-to articles on the internet, this guy actually became a lecturer, college professor, media spokesman, writer, and recognized expert on these topics and used his power and status to get pussy.

    In other words: using anti-Game, he out-Gamed the Game community.

    This is one reason, I suspect, that so many chubby denizens of the Manosphere are gloating over his fall.

    Don’t tell me you don’t see the humor in all of this.

    BTW, what’s Hugo’s notch count?

  6. rhondda
    Posted August 12, 2013 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    So right on target. He will not change either. Now he is using confession to get sympathy and will be asking for redemption next week. Absolution actually. Thanks for writing about him. Sometimes I have been hesitant to say anything about these kinds of men for fear that other men think I mean them. I used to tell my son that there are such things as negative role models who pose as positive. The real name for this guy is con artist. The thing is he is a male feminist, a career opportunist just like them. They deserve each other.
    I used to wonder why in revolutions the so called intellectuals were rounded up and shot. Now I know. There is real mental illness and then there are those who get rewards for presenting as ill. The new priests of the soul, the psychiatrists, are getting very wealthy.

  7. Petronius
    Posted August 12, 2013 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    Jim Goad on Takimag:

    ‘Self-admitted attempted murderer, sexual assailant, and cheesy “bad boy male feminist” Hugo Schwyzer emerged from his post-suicide-attempt vacation at the Funny Farm to prove that intensive psychotherapy and antipsychotic medication are no cure for being punchably annoying. The bad penny turned up on Twitter, claiming he used “sex and charm and whiteness” to scam and bed gullible feminists. He dubbed himself “a breathtakingly cocky fraud” who “loved the attention” but failed to note that he obviously still loves the attention.’

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